Miles Bair
"Green Ridge", Oil Painting on Canvas with Gold Leaf
2013

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About

Miles Bair's paintings are beautiful and lush landscapes done through a technique of pointillism combined with perfectly applied gold leafing. The reflective quality of the metallic leaf gives the impression of being within the landscape as the sun shines from behind the trees and off the surface of the water.

Bair is the director of the School of Art at Illinois Wesleyan University. Although the influence of Japanese artistic tradition is evident in his work, the Northern Wisconsin landscape informs the paintings most intimately. The brush handling technique Bair uses is not pointillism; instead, the deliberate and considerate placement of the thousands of dots that compose his visions provide rich contrast to the black underpainting and ethereal, shimmering metallic leaf.

Selected Collections
Dubuque Museum of Art, Dubuque, IA
First Western Trust Bank, Denver, CO
City Hall and Transportation Center, Normal, IL
Neville Public Museum, Green Bay, WI
McLean County Arts Center, Bloomington, IL
Shirk Foundation Collection, Beer Nuts Corporation
Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL
Ames Foundation, Ames Library, Bloomington, IL
Central Illinois Regional Airport, Bloomington, IL
Takeuchi Collection, Tokyo, Japan
Kemper Group Corporation Collection, Chicago, IL
Illinois Wesleyan University Memorial Center Collection,
Bloomington, IL
Milliken University Collection, Decatur, IL
College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph, MN
Thiel College, Greenville, PA
City Hall, Wilmington, DE

Details

  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Dimensions
    36 in. H x 48 in. W
  • Seller Location
    St. Louis, MO
  • Reference Number
    LU9721155093
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